Bob Owen's Llanfihangel-y-traethau Sources

Scope and Content

Material collected by Bob Owen in preparation to writing a history of Llanfihangel-y-traethau, Merioneth. Amongst the sources used by him are Parochialia by Edward Lhuyd, vestry books, Welsh Piety by Griffith Jones and wills held at the probate office in Bangor in the 1930's.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Owen, O.B.E., M.A., better known as Bob Owen Croesor was an antiquary and book-collector from Llanfrothen, Merionethshire. Born in 1885, he was employed as a farm labourer and later as a clerk at the Parc and Croesor Slate Quarry. He became a lecturer with the Workers Educational Association and was also a popular radio broadcaster.

His interests lay in local history and Welsh genealogy. He collected manuscripts as well as books, and transcribed parish records. Although an advocate of the study of local history, his own topics of research were far reaching. He was an authority on the history of the Welsh in America in particular.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2143

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

For further Bob Owen, Croesor material, consult Additional Bob Owen Transcripts and Bob Owen, Croesor Papers. Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub.

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